Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Supports Defense Bill that Bolsters Energy Security Innovation, Raises Pay for Service Members, Examines Impacts of Climate Change on National Security

Nov 14, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017, which is the final version of the Senate-House negotiated bill that lays out defense spending and policy for the next fiscal year. The conference report includes a provision that recognizes climate change as a national security threat and directs the Department... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes to Reform Hydropower Plants Licensing Process

Nov 9, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in support of the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act to expedite the licensing process for non-federal hydropower plants. Rep. Peters released the following statement:  “As we continue the push toward a clean energy future, we need to be supportive of energy sources that cut down on our reliance on fossil fuels. Hydropower is a cost-... Read More

Zero8hundred: A model for transitioning our veterans and their families to civilian life

Nov 9, 2017 | Op-Eds
When I was first elected to Congress in 2013, I met with retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronne Froman, who had formerly commanded Navy Region Southwest in the congressional district I represent. I told her I planned to form a veterans’ advisory committee and asked her to lead it. In her no-nonsense Navy fashion, she promptly turned to me and said, “Scott, that’s a terrible idea.” She explained... Read More

Rep. Peters Will Be a Featured Speaker at Vatican Climate Conference Convened by Pope Francis

Nov 1, 2017 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) will be a featured speaker at a conference of world climate experts in Vatican City titled Health of People, Health of Planet and our Responsibility: Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health. The workshop will be held Nov. 2-4 and will feature scientists, policy makers, philosophers, theologians, and world leaders. A full list of attendees and the... Read More

Rep. Scott Peters Supports Crack Down on Iran Ballistic Missiles

Oct 26, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) followed through on his promise to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its destabilizing activities in the Middle East, and pursuit of ballistic missiles by voting to support the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act.   Congressman Peters strongly supports condemning and curbing Iran’s... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports New Technology for Border Patrol to Fight the Spread of Fentanyl

Oct 24, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in favor of two bills that would take measures to better target border security. The first bill, The INTERDICT Act, authorizes funding to be spent on new technology that would further enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to catch people attempting to smuggle in illegal drugs, particularly fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. Recently... Read More

Rep. Peters Strongly Condemns Deportation of San Diego Housekeeper & Mother of Two

Oct 19, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) strongly condemned the harsh and cruel decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deport a local woman who has two U.S. citizen children, including one small child who has special needs. This is the second time in less than a month a U.S. citizen child with developmental disabilities has lost the care of a hardworking, caring parent as a result... Read More

Rep. Peters Defends Energy Technology Research During Hearing with Energy Secretary Rick Perry

Oct 12, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) advocated for energy innovation and resiliency programs during a hearing with Energy Secretary, Rick Perry on Management and Mission Priorities in the Department of Energy (DOE). Rep. Peters defended the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which develops and deploys energy technologies to reduce our dependence on foreign... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Two Bipartisan Bills to Invest in Cybersecurity and Innovation for Small Businesses

Oct 11, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to support the ‘NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017’ (H.R. 2105) and the ‘Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Improvement Act’ (H.R. 2763). The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017 directs the National Institute of Standard and Technology to publish standards, guidelines,... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on Mass Shooting In Las Vegas

Oct 2, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada last night: “Nearly 600 people killed or injured by just one man, in just ten minutes. These numbers are staggering, and they represent children, parents, friends, and neighbors who will never come home. They deserve to be known and mourned, and they and their... Read More